Okay people. Obviously some of you are thinking a lot further ahead than I am. I called CityZen last night to make a reservation and they were already booked. Damn you!
So for all of you like me that haven't thought ahead, here's my recs for where you should go.
Good food AND a good view of the Potomac. Pretty rare for DC...Also good for those of you a bit more budget conscious because it's a little cheaper than the rest of the restaurants in this list.
Restaurant Eve Chef's Tasting Room
The tasting room is a very romantic setting. But, go all out because you and your special someone deserve it! Just be ready to drop some serious coin. Looking to pop the question? Have Restaurant Eve bring that diamond out in a beautiful spun sugar ring box.
The back room at Palena has some of the best food in the area. It's a nice romantic setting since the dining room is quiet and dimly lit.
Lastly, I'll say this. Don't worry about going somewhere that has some special, overpriced Valentine's Day menu. Just go somewhere good (like one of the places above) and you won't be disappointed.